English Through Sustainability & Service Learning Applications for Winter 2024 Programs are Closed Course DescriptionClasses will be built around Sustainability and Service Learning. Each class will focus on developing studentsâ€™ listening, speaking, reading, writing, and vocabulary skills while also increasing their understanding of American culture. Classes are communicative in approach and student-centered in their delivery. Students will have ample opportunity to explore cultural topics and expand their English language skills through small group activities, projects, and interaction outside the classroom in the à£à£Ö±²¥ÐãState and greater à£à£Ö±²¥Ðãcommunities.Students will be in class for 16-17 instruction hours and 3-4 service learning hours Monday through Thursday, totaling 20 hours per week. Fridays and Saturdays are filled with fun activities.Class Activities and Field TripsClasses give students the opportunity to use and practice their English in real-life situations. Students can visit and write about places in Portland; attend cultural events; talk with PSU students; listen to guest speakers; discuss topics related to Sustainability, Service Learning, and American culture; and experience volunteering in the community.Activities () and field trips may include:Attend weekly international coffee hour to chat with other PSU studentsGo to outlet mall for tax-free shoppingParticipate in a downtown à£à£Ö±²¥Ðãwalking tourExperience à£à£Ö±²¥ÐãFood Culture (Blue Star and Voodoo Donuts, Salt & Straw ice-cream, Stumptown Coffee, and food carts from around the world)Visit other popular à£à£Ö±²¥Ðãplaces like Saturday Market, the Farmerâ€™s Market, Powell's Bookstore, coffee shops, etc.Participate in FOCUS (community organization) picnicsAttend music festivals or see movies in the park to experience American cultureThe class content will focus on one of the as established by the United Nations.Below are some examples of topics, guest speakers, field trips, and service-learning activities.Class topics may include:We have used guest speakers who are affiliated with à£à£Ö±²¥ÐãState University:Campus SustainabilityStudent Community Engagement CenterCultural Resource CentersLeadership for Sustainability Education Programà£à£Ö±²¥ÐãState University offices we're partnered with:Student Sustainability CenterStudent Access Center/Food AssistanceGuest speakers from community organizations:Plus a service learning activity:Service Learning garden project with Service Learning project with Service Learning project with Service Learning project with Class Related Activities Learning Garden Tour SDG #2 No Hunger & SDG #11 Sustainable Cities & Communities Students touring PSU's Learning Garden to learn about food share programs at the school, gardening sustainably, and the effects of pollution on food in the city.Ìý Blanchet House Volunteering SDG #2 No Hunger Students volunteering at the Blanchet House, feeding houseless individuals as part of learning about SDG #2, No Hunger.Ìý Cleaning resale items at The Rebuilding Center SDG #11: SUSTAINABLE CITIES & COMMUNITIES Students tour and volunteer at the Rebuilding Center to learn about reusing and salvaging materials for building or repairing homes and businesses.Ìý Previous Hero Slide Next Hero Slide Program DatesWINTER 2024 Session ClosedSUMMER 2024 August 5 - August 22, 2024Program Fees and On-Campus Housing InformationPlease contact us at email@example.com for more information about program fees.All students will stay in campus dormitories during this program.ÌýThere will be NO meals provided.ÌýProgram EligibilityParticipants must be 18 years of age or olderÌýMost participants are students at a university or college, but it is not a requirementThere is no required English test scoreDeadlines and NotificationsYou must apply by May 26 to secure on-campus housing; space is limited.A 2.75% credit card processing fee will be applied to all credit card payments.All meals are included as part of the homestay program.ÌýCancellation and Refund PolicyThe program fee includes a $120 non-refundable application fee.If you cancel 30+ days prior to the program start date, you will receive a full refund of the program fee minus the $120 non-refundable application fee. You will not be refunded the housing fee.If you cancel between the 30 and 15 days prior to the start of the program, you will be refunded 50% of the program fee minus the $120 non-refundable application fee. You will not be refunded the housing fee.If you cancel within 14 days prior to the program, you will be refunded 33% of the program fee minus the $120 non-refundable application fee. You will not be refunded the housing fee.Once the program has started there will be no refunds.